BIOGRAPHY

All About Benjamin Oberstein

With a passionate belief that great architecture can enrich lives, Benjamin Oberstein studied Architecture at the University of Miami. To supplement the basic courses, Benjamin minored in Business Administration as well as took courses in Contemporary Sustainable Design, Tropical Architecture, Architectural Photography, Sculpture and Oil Painting. During his time there, Benjamin worked in the model shop and fabrication lab aiding students in constructing wooden architectural models. He also studied abroad in Rome, Italy analyzing and drawing the architecture and piazzas of the city.

Benjamin is currently working towards his architecture license in the state of New York and presently holds the LEED Green Associate accreditation. Benjamin has experience working on Mixed-Use, Residential, Hospitality, Education, Office Renovations, as well as Park Design through his various internships and jobs. For more information please see my Professional Resume below.

EXPERIENCE

3+ Years AXP

HLW INTERNATIONAL

New York, NY | May 2018 - Present

Architectural Job Captain

ZYSCOVICH ARCHITECTS

Miami, FL | Feb. 2017 - May 2018

As a Designer/Intern Architect, Benjamin worked on educational/institutional projects ranging from primary schools through higher education buildings from the DD phase through the CD phase as well as Interiors and FF&E Packages. In addition, Benjamin advanced proposals by creating rendered floor plans & interior elevations/views in Photoshop as well as organized and maintained projects in Revit, in-house & with consultants’ models

STANTEC ARCHITECTURE INC.

Miami, FL | May 2015 - Dec. 2016

As an Architectural Intern, Benjamin developed schematic through construction documents, using Revit and AutoCAD, alongside the project team. In addition, Benjamin advanced proposals by creating diagrams and rendered site plans in Photoshop as well as overall packages in InDesign.


As a Design Coordinator 1, Benjamin continued his responsibilities from when he was an Intern while also revising construction documents during the construction administration phase using Revit and AutoCAD to reflect changes.

A few major projects Benjamin worked on can be seen in the Architecture portion of this website including Mixed Use, Residential, Hospitality & Park Design.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MODEL SHOP

Coral Gables, FL | Aug. 2013 - Dec. 2014

As a Model Shop/Fabrication Lab Assistant, Benjamin assisted students to use tools and machines safely to build architectural models, formatted files and operated the laser cutter and CNC machine. Benjamin later used these skills to build a model of the Litsey Residence by Alfred Browning Parker for the HistoryMIAMI Museum as well as his sculpture and furniture piece.

WEMAC VENTURES

New York, NY | Jun. 2013 - Aug. 2013

As a Design Intern, Benjamin researched new technologies for luxury town homes and apartments, investigated trends of each room of the modern home and communicated with various dealers globally regarding pricing and function. Benjamin's research was used to select products from fixtures to finishes for multi-family town homes converted to luxury single-family town homes in New York City.

GUILOR ARCHITECTS

Great Neck, NY | Mar. 2011 - May 2011

As an Intern, Benjamin communicated with various building departments in the area regarding client projects as well as developed and managed the project filing system.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Gainesville, FL | May 2009 - Jul. 2009

As a Research Assistant, Benjamin was tasked with constructing a hydrogel holder for infusion testing, in order to assist in further research on Convection Enhanced Delivery. See this link to the research paper acknowledging Benjamin's work.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN + DOCUMENTATION

Revit
AutoCAD
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
SketchUp
Newforma
Model Making
Laser Cutting 
CNC Operation
Architectural Photography
Hand Drafting
Microsoft Office Suite

ART + PHOTOGRAPHY

Manual Photography
Oil Painting
Hand Sketching
Logo Design
Adobe Photoshop
GIMP

FURNITURE DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION

CNC Operation
Laser Cutting
AutoCAD
Sketchup
Wood Joinery
Veneer Work
Power Tools
Hand Tools

LANGUAGES

ENGLISH

Native Language

HEBREW

Limited Working Proficiency

SPANISH

Limited Working Proficiency

VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCES

Always Looking For New Opportunities

STRANDBEEST: ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2014

Miami Beach, FL | December 2014

Benjamin assisted artist Theo Jansen construct one of his famous Strandbeests out of plastic tubing as well as helped demonstrate the Strandbeest to the public at Art Basel.

GRID ALTERNATIVES: TRI-STATE

Union Beach, NJ | July 2014

Benjamin helped construct a solar electric system for a low-income family in Union Beach, NJ by installing the solar panel setup with the team on the roof.

ALL HANDS VOLUNTEERS: PROJECT STATEN ISLAND

Staten Island, NY | June 2014 - July 2014

Benjamin installed drywall, primed the walls as well as repaired soffit framing of a number of affected homes in preparation of restoring the homes to their habitable state.

ALL HANDS VOLUNTEERS: PROJECT LONG ISLAND

Long Island, NY | June 2013 - August 2013

Benjamin performed mold remediation on the interior of a number of affected homes on Long Island in preparation of restoring the homes to their habitable state.

CANSTRUCTION: UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

Coral Gables, FL | November 2011

Benjamin, as a member of Team Studio 6, built  "Burj CANlifa" (a replica of Burj Khalifa) out of donated cans of food. The team received an honorable mention while donating food to Camillus House in time for Thanksgiving.

ORGANIZATIONS

AIA Miami / AIA New York 

Associate AIA

July 2016 – Present

 

USGBC South Florida Chapter

Member

June 2015 – June 2018

AIAS University of Miami Chapter

Treasurer; Board Member; Member

August 2012 - May 2016

University of Miami School of Architecture Student Council

Senior Class Representative

September 2014 - December 2014

EDUCATION

University of Miami

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) 2016

Minor in Business Administration


University of Miami School of Architecture Rome Program

Study Abroad Spring 2015

Carnegie Mellon University

Pre-College Architecture Program 2010

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